In role and design, the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk is similar to the famous U-2, the venerable 1950s spy plane. The Global Hawk is able to provide high resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) that can penetrate cloud-cover and sandstorms, and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imagery at long range that allows it to survey as much as 40,000 square miles (100,000 square kilometres) of terrain a day. The Global Hawk can fly a distance of 22,236 km, at a height of 19,812 metres above the ground and at a speed of about 740 km/h, and has an endurance of 35 hours. It has a wingspan of 35.3 metres, a length of 13.4 metres, a height of 4.6 metres, and a takeoff weight of about 12,000 kg with a load capacity of 907.20 kg. Global Hawk uses ground and satellite data links for sending images in real time to military stations when in the air, at sea, or on the ground. When the Global Hawk is programmed with the mission parameters, the UAV craft can position itself, take off and fly autonomously within the surveillance area, before then returning and landing.
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